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fighting between ukrainian shoulders and pro-russia separatists. vehicles and tires have become makeshift barricades, set alight to try to keep the government troops at bay. there are a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and the fighters of the checkpoint. people are going to work were injured. there were a lot of injured and a lot of dead. this way shooting at buildings from the tent for about half an hour hour. >> a stock pile of petrol bombs on hand to throw at any soldiers who didn't come near. it didn't stop the advance of armored vehicles, nor did the chants of residents. checkpoints are controlling traffic in and out. not all traffic has been halted. up to eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of osce observers did make it through. a road side north of donetsk, they embraced freedom with an over powering sense of relief. a carefully choreographed handover bringing an end to the can'tivity of the observers. >> you can't imagine. it's happiness, deep relief on the situation, it was really tough. the last two nights, as we saw the situation developing. fina
people were hurt yesterday. russia's president vladimir putin is blaming the surge in violence on ukraine and the west as well. it's putting new pressure on the white house to find a way to force russia to withdraw. nbc's kristen welker is live for us at the white house with more this afternoon. kristen, first of all, what are president obama's options here? >> well, he doesn't have a whole lot of options, craig. the president has been quite clear that a military option is off the table. so right now the u.s. and its european partners are focusing on sanctions. they have so far implemented several rounds of sanctions, which have largely been targeted at individuals. on friday, president obama met with german chancellor angela merkel here at the white house, and the two made a pretty big announcement, which is that they had agreed to move forward with sectorial sanctions, if the crisis in ukraine worsens after the may 25th election. so i don't anticipate that we'll see any new sanctions prior to that. then a final decision will be based on what is actually happening in ukraine. this is sig
>> observes are freed in the eastern ukraine as kiev is continuing the offensive against russia offenses. you shall watching al jazeera live from the headquarters. more than 2,000 are feared dead after a landslide in african. >> no release for the al jazeera a journalists being held in e gyp. a former child soldier goes home. >> we begin in ukraine where a second day of military action is underway as a government in kiev is trying to take about the strong holds in the east. pro russian groups are asking to protect the civilians. they have freed 7 military observes taken hostage over a week ago. >> on a roadside they embraced freedom with a sense of relief, a handover bringing the end, 8 day captivity of the observers. >> you can't imagine, it is happiness. deep relief. the situation was really tough. the last two nights as we saw the situation developing, every minute gets longer and finally with the cooperation of all of the key players went perfectly. thank you very uch many -- much. >> the men looked tired and the nerves were obvious to see. they had been obtained. the releas
to counterdemonstrations that pulled down the government of viktor yanukovych to a creeping russia, to the eruption of protests across eastern ukraine, to what we have today, a situation inching closer to all-out fighting to russian alined irregular forces and ukranian military forces. as uptions and storming the buildings spread, the kiev government threatened retaliation and publicly acknowledged it lost before the fighting began. when the ukrainian government fought back, russia, a foreign country, warned ukraine about trying to reoccupy its open government buildings on its own soil. the tempo of fighting is increasing and people continue to die. >> reporter: pro-russian forces brought down two military helicopters in slovyansk - one using a sophisticated surface-to-air missile. this man is said to be a survivor. two other helicopter crew members were killed, along with a pro-russian militiaman. it was the first sign of the kiev government's counteroffensive to reclaim the eastern part of the country. >>. >> operations are ongoing, casualties mounting as an offensive against the pro-russian insu
. max im, good morning to you. odessa has been pro-russia, why are things coming to a head now? is this in response to conflicts elsewhere or have things always been this tense? >> what we see now is two hot spots in ukraine. eastern ukraine with an anti-terrorist operation that is being pursued in the east with an active battle going on on the outskirts of slovyansk. of course, top attention right now is on odessa, with that horrific day yesterday when we saw the deadly clashes. the death toll continues to climb, and right now we know of 46 dead. but a lot of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. >> max im, you mentioned the active battle happening in odessa and the conflicts. where is the conflict headed and what message does it send to other areas of ukraine. >> i think right now russia is trying actively to pursue the scenario to stablilize the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the public talks and statements from russian foreign minister or officials. what we have on the ground is that rush job operators are working there and the main goal is to get the
casualties. russia today, the creme line official tv station is reporting 10 casualties in the operation. no word from the ukranian official side as to casualties from the official side at least. >> thank you very much. brep live in -- paul brennan live in donetsk. >>> russia condemns ukraine over what it calls kiev's criminal use of force after the death of activists in the black sea city of odessa. 31 were killed, more than 100 arrested. the southern port of the odessa is far from where the fighting is taking place in don esque, where paul brennan has been reporting from. hoda abdel-hamid reports. >> reporter: the trade union building was set on fire after a day of clashes between pro-russian and pro-unity demonstrators, carrying the blue and yellow flag of ukraine. the intensity of the smoke sends some jumping for their lives, out of windows of dozens of others died suffocating. the building had been the headquarters of pro-russian protesters for over a month. ukranian police had been deployed earlier in the day. they were unable to restrain either side. >> the clashes underlined the
there. the other thing is that russia, the kremlin backed channel, the 10 residents were killed during the operation to take back control of that tv tower - obviously we have no independent corroboration of that before, that's what russia today is saying this morning. >> the interior minister said he will not stop. what do you think he means by that. >> well, i think - listen, he's something of a maverick. he makes official statements via facebook rather than the official ministry website. i think his sentiment is expressing what is in line with the ukranian kiev government has been saying for days. i came from kiev yesterday. the acting president there, mr oleksandr turchynov was insisting that the cheest would not be a -- east would not be allowed to slip away. he introduced conscription for 18-25-year-olds across ukraine. they could be getting september out as early as monday next week. there's a determination in ukraine and in kiev in particular, of course, that the east of ukraine is not just going to be allowed to be taken over by what kiev says are professional mercenaries, dire
why does sanctions on russia to try to be trained to lead. then it tells of support is growing for a presidential candidate to its label. these are troubling he looked ahead to next weeks. fighting in the south of ukraine in the key port city of odessa which has avoided any violence up until now. the reports of as many as thirty people dead in a fire in the port area dozens of injuries there as well the situation remains volatile and ideas today for the first time ukrainian ministry forces moved against pro russia militias in the east is his heels of yet two minutes the helicopter went down to as there were a number of casualties. we will be going online. the reason for not to tell as kiev moves to restore its control in the contested areas. there are questions about by elections later this month and of international diplomacy can pull this country back from them in a village near donetsk residents blocked the path of ukrainian army tanks. he demanded the soldiers turned back can go home. he has launched a major operation to re gain control that separate is held areas. but so f
and demanding great couple to meet the teacher. so heads to washington to discuss the sanctions on russia ukraine and germany. this is true of harnessing. wait a second in kimonos has lost its not considered an opponent and notes upon the cause of the swelling the ukrainian fine. the one scene. bonnie's life the county. and i was some breaking news on the sea at least two ukrainian troops and one self defense funny to have been killed to kiev relaunch the miniature castle on the east tennessee to have fun be honest which is held my anti government protest as the cca in the donetsk region has a population of just about a hundred thousand. and it's now been painted with people unable to monterey scary. the us. you can see the times of desperate non locals have been trying to prevent it brings me to call a black criminal unseen by simply standing in the way the truth didn't seem all that can stand up for a show which kicks off at the leak came from by the ground and ground and that was the helicopters were sent to read these kinds of that plan b i t was gunned down by the self defense forces
and then the lady behind him. >> hi, i'm ira >> gorbachev did raise the question shouldn't russia join nato also, and james baker pooh-poohed him, and anytiming having made a mistake, james baker later regreated that and -- regretted that and said he should have engaged gorbachev on that question. one of the first acts of the yeltsin government in december 1991 was to raise the question of nato membership, the foreign ministry later said it was a mistranslation, but officials assured me that, in fact, it was a true translation, they just had to withdraw it because it became such a political embarrassment for yeltsin and if or you personally -- and for you personally. i am wondering how much damage has been done by our lack of engagement with russia on the question of a serious integration with russia and its interests with nato. >> first of all, i cannot agree more on your statement, thank you so much. [laughter] and secondly, i agree with the assumption of your question, yes. that's the point, and that's where i technically agree, and i see the point of putin when he says that we had kind of, w
the extraction forces, rescue forces killed as well because in a russia to do something, you rush to failure. that's a cardinal rule in the military you don't make that kind of mistake. you soberly, quickly and as rapidly as possible address the situation but don't just run over the top of the heal because something. killed. >> mark and antonio, if you listen closely alleges later to lovell's own testimony upon interrogation by congressman colley, he said something -- conley when he was different, said given the resources we had at the time, could we have stopped this? no. no. >> that's sort of one of the three key questions in all of this, i think. a, was there adequate security at that place? b, given the resources, could we have stopped it and, 3, had we, the white house, been lying? i think it's the concenof fire mind would folks there was insufficient security but there was, you know, no trail of desseat, no cover-up and given the minimal resources they could not have stopped this the minimal resources they could not have stopped this. >> let's talk to jay -- listen to jay carney talkin
. reports from inside suggest that it is tension but calm. >> okay, johnna hull -- engineers. >> russia and ukraine had both promised to deescalate tensions in ukraine as part of a deal. >> angela merkel set to meet with president obama. the crisis in ukraine and the stepped up sanctions against russia expected to top the agenda as libby casey reports, this is her first visit to washington since it was revealed that the inform sa was listening in on her conversations >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the whitehouse as both leaders wrestle with how far to push russia. >> they will say we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stop short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry, an industry german is tied to. trade between the two countries amounted to $100,000,000,000 last year. >> we work closely with russia. we are to some extent even dependent on russian gas. for that reason, we
be used as a pretext by russia to send in the troops to protect them which is how they describe it. how far can the ukrainian government and military push this without risking the full-on by russian troops? it's been concern all along. it's why we've seen such a timid response from the ukrainian military and security agent in general including police here. it is the big question at this point. will the ukrainian military now hold its ground and try to push further into sloviansk or in places like this in donetsk where pro russian groups are in charge of administration buildings here and other cities in eastern ukraine. is this simp will yly going to push forward and pull back? we'll wait and see. it seems to be the most significant operation so far. >> sarah, thank you for joining us. we'll keep you up to date with all developments in eastern ukraine here on bbc world news. >>> australian official heading the searching for mh 370 says it could take up to a year to find the missing plane. houston is confident his team is looking in the right area in the indian ocean. no debris has been f
the time troops are already there. what's happening around sloviansk is hugely important. russia would rather use it if they want to launch military operation there. >> there's also the possibility, dare i say, if pro russian separatists have seized railways, that could make it easier for russian forces to move to eastern ukraine quicker? >> definitely. we see the statements from moscow indicating russia is ready to use this. i've seen change of language where the word punitive operation which is russian, the second world war language used against germany forces. the same language is used now. that was somewhat forgotten in recent weeks and months, again up on the table. >> finally, what moscow is saying in public, language used. we've heard from the spokesman. >> the language used by the factions in the russian parliament is very tough. they're talking about a use of as much as possible pressure on ukrainian government. at the end of the day, the main thing is russian propaganda, the army moving into the peaceful town against peaceful people shooting civilians, creating hxgkçma >> a
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
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tried to give russia a chance, too. you said some encouraging things about putin early on in your term. >> i did? >> i know you came to change your view a bit. did you misjudge him early or were you just trying to open the door? >> i think he changed. of course presidents should open the door and give people a chance, except for the despicable tyrants. at that time it looked like he wanted to work with the west. my first conversation i had with him, we were discussing soviet era debt that saddled the russian federation. he was opening dialogue. then the price of oil went up. and vladimir putin changed. he became, you know, he began to suspend the press. not suspend, eliminate the independent press. >> you think it was tied to the money coming in. >> i think it changed his attitude. i think it emboldened him to follow an instinct that is pretty much zero sum, you know? i win, you lose, and vice versa. i tried to convince him, i'm sure the president has, that we both should win. by both nations doing well, our people do well. it seems like vladimir putin takes a different attitude about
. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out, more than 300 of them have been rebuilt. >> this footage captures the moment the taliban bombed the school. during the two years the armed group ruled the northern region, it destroyed more than 400 schools, many of them for girls. the reason the group said at the time was simple. the primary and secondary institutions were providing education that was too western, and non-islamic. today, the situation is very different. after the taliban was pushed out of the area by the military in 2009, more than 350 schools have been reconstructed with the help of foreign governments and international aid agencies. she's in the tenth grade. and she's happy to be back in the classroom. >> when the taliban was in control, they made us so afraid. i didn't go to school for two years. now they are gone, and we can get an education without fear. >> report
. >> still ahead, russia says the ukrainian army must leave the southeastern cities. we'll be live in moscow. >> venezuela announced a 30% pay hike on may day. we'll tell you why not everyone's happy about it. >> in brazil, despite recent criticism from a top olympic committee official, brass still says it will be ready for the olympics. >> russian penalty vladimir putin has tolding a america that the ukrainian army must quit the southeast of the country, the kremlin said that putin made the comment in a phone call at the german chancellor thursday. we are joined live from moscow. tough talk from putin there, even as ukraine detains the russian defense attache in key every, likely to exacerbate the situation even further. >> that's right. that detention comes, of course amid a war of words, but not only that, between ukraine and russia, but it wasn't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign ministe
will be in trouble. >> one question he does not like is whether he gets orders or assistance from russia. >> i have no contact with moscow. stop asking i have told you -- stop asking, i have told you this several times. >> but to the authorities in kiev, it is clear that they have -- the russians have sent weapons to him and other separatists in power. like other russian leaders -- pro-russian leaders, he was a member of the soviet army before running a small soap factory. another member is still a member of russian military intelligence according to the european union and ukrainian authorities. he now that she used to live in the shadow but now is openly saying he's behind operations in the separatist provinces of donetsk and luhansk. >> my presence here is a result of the work i did in crimea, and i helped bring about the crimean scenario in the native regions of donetsk and luhansk. >> ukraine separatist leaders were recently unknown in the provinces that they now control. the new leader of the so-called donetsk people's republic used to be a security guard and sell candy, and work for a company
dancing with the sounds of russia and referendum. this effort is deeply sleeping in like with brush and ricotta and one sticks playing inside and the high street and back at me every. was stoning death like this what smashing glass windows and doors. according to the local media want us and stopped at a goat head injury. around three thousand people on this plan yet the administration on its roof and in the enclosed porch at the moment. many of them pulled in but she likes and enjoy the picts. in n out one of the stage of the highest regional administration separate if captured the town console him for the mice. he also told the national flag off and put the gun out of the so called two behinds people's republic was at the news about tiki player can id card debts the condition of their internal organs of the wanted men yet does not raise the sons and on the israeli doctors. this was reported in a social match won by the spokesman. hope i can say to console your ease the door and the patient was transported to one of the clinging to him hi fi at night. it's really don't diss things u
at the ethnic minty that says the government limits their religion and culture. >> russia's military attache detained in kiev as a spy for moscow. the government is helpless against militias taking away government buildings. the military is on full alert for a possible russian invasion. we are in donetsk, eastern ukraine. what can you tell us about the expulsion of this military attache? >> we don't have much details except for what the interim government said in kiev, that he had gone beyond his mandate as a diplomat in this country and carried out duties that looked more like espionage rather than diplomacy. he has been expelled but no deadline given to leave the country. we don't knee if he is still here or actually left. nor have we heard comments from moscow. >> officials said they believe some of the militants in the east are being coordinated and funded by moscow he. are you seeing changes on the ground where you are in donetsk that would suggest a full scale invasion by russian forces is possible or imminent? >> well, the changes we're seeing on the ground are that more and more buil
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
russia party and back trade union. this is the first time they've had the event like this since 1991. workers in seoul held a rally to understand better working conditions but also to commemorate victims of the sunken ferry. thousands of workers gathered in front of the train station chanting slogans protesting the government's labor policies. >>> bangladesh, hundreds of workers took part in a rally demanding higher wages, better and safer conditions at work. 1,100 died last year when the illegally constructed rana plaza collapsed. >>> one of the ireland's most prominent politicians and a man conducted by the ira jean mcconville who disappeared in 1972. police investigating a murder are continuing to question the president, gerry adams, key in politics in northern island. he's denied any involvement in her death. >> the murder of jean mcconville, mother of 10 and rumored to have been abducted by the ira cast a shadow on gerry adams. last night he volunteered himself to the police for questioning. >> i'll tell that i'm innocent totally of any part in the abduction, killing or burial o
tensions in ukraine threatening to come to a boil. russia's calling on kiev to halt militaryistic statements after ukraine's acting president declared his country's military was put on full combat readiness. ukraine's leader making a stunning acknowledgement wednesday saying pro-russian militants have taken control of much of the eastern chunk of ukraine. >>> in virginia, federal investigators are raising to find out what caused a train to jump its track in downtown lynchburg. several cars burst into flames. thousands of gallons of crude oil were dumped into the james river. clean-up crew rsz scrambling to contain the damage. some 50,000 gallons of oil are unaccounted for. thankfully no injuries were reported, but the incident has safety experts calling for greater oversight. >>> flight departures expected to be back to normal this morning. out west after a technical glitch for several airport toss ground the airplanes. f,aa sayses there was a malfunction at a radar center north of los angeles. it afri affected los angeles, phoenix, and salt lake city. no word of what it caused th
.2%, actually effectively saying the country is in recession right now. do you agree with that? >> for russia, yes, i believe they are in a recession. >> for russia. >> we'll know more about the first quarter later this month. i wouldn't be surprised to see it fall again in the second quarter. we know it was about $750 million there. in the second quarter it will still be significant. >> how has this not gone back into ukraine, the funding they need, when russia clearly is at the moment trying to destabilize the economy and create a federal country? >> well, this is what's facing ukraine. on the one hand it's a brink of crisis with macro economic problems. this is a huge program, $17 billion is massive, well over ukraine's quota at the imf and it should free up additional funding, too, from the world bank and eu and from bilateral governments, too, from the u.s. as well. but this has all gone on the economic side. there's a political angle to all of this, too. really. the center is now losing control. this is the worry in development over the past week or so, that these, the country is now cl
with the pro russian militias if you know. i must tell you that russia is not involved in school we often hear that there are special forces their instructors zealand by state that there are neither instructors nor special forces nor troops so ukraine's president is convinced of the opposite and he thinks russia is preparing to invade russia has placed tens of thousands of troops near its border with ukraine. shares of the store. this picture there is a real threat of russia beginning a land war against ukraine. to pray. our armed forces have been put on full military alert each. had she not added that police were unable to reassert control of the areas of eastern ukraine taken over by pro russian separatists and masked men at sea as the administration and police building in yet another town car lift up roy strong sign of key as ineffectiveness came before the referendum announcement when ukraine's acting president admitted that control the ball is logan's scandal in its regions have slipped out of the central government and now in the mask itself a pro russian group has declared an independen
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are standing, are sanctions impacting russia or its supporters in eastern ukraine? >> that's a very difficult question to ask. you'd have to say the ultimate intention of these sanctions is to prevent a russian invasion of eastern ukraine and if that invasion does not happen, was it due to the sanctioners not. i suspect we might be arguing about that for months or years to come, but as rewards the conduct of pro russian groups in the east, they don't seem deterred at all, quite the contrary. they seem more emboldened on each day, going very much on the offensive, they are on the front, sanctions or not. >> barnaby phillips for us in donetsk in eastern you a crane, thank you. >> parliamentary elections, first time they have headed to the polls since the u.s. pulled out in 2011. there are reports of attacks outside the capitol. we are at a polling side in baghdad. how has the turnout been so far where you are? >> this polling station in central baghdad, they are voting just through those doors, has about 3,500 registered voters, about 1,000 people have turned up so far. now what an independent
. >>> basketball responds to the life ban given to l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. . >> russia accused the west of revising cold war tactics after new sanctions were imposed over the ukrainian crisis. 15 more people were added to the list of russian officials, facing asset freedss and travel -- friezes and travel bands. >> the chief of the international monetary funds megs to moscow says russia's economy is falling into recession. antonio says the country experienced two quarters of negative growth which is likely to continue. he had sanctions against russia over the ukrainian crisis. to further damage the economy. >> let's spoke to the correspondent. it's a bleak picture painted by the i.m.f. >> it certainly is. the i.m.f. chief in moscow said, as you explained, he believes russia's economy is in recession because there has been two quarters of negative growth. the prediction for this year was 1.3% growth, they are saying the economy will grow by 0.2%. i think that's a worrying statistic for many economists. further to that the i.m.f. mission chief says that there'll be $100 billion i
. and pro-russia activists are tightening *their grip on eastern cities. hundreds stormed buildings across luhansk today, a province that borders russia. barnaby phillips is in eastern ukraine with this report. >> the pro-russian crowd swept into the government building in luhansk unopposed- and despite widespread rumours that this takeover was imminent- the police did nothing- they seem unwilling to take on the crowds, and they were escorted away. so pro russian groups continue to extend their control in eastern ukraine. they want to hold them in early may, but in order for that vote to be credible, they need to have a large number area of authority. and that's what's driving them on. but how fair would such a vote be? roman lazorenko runs a news website in donetsk- we're going to his office - he's taken down the name plaque- and most of his staff are too afraid to come here- after a visit by a group of masked men who said he should report more favourably on the self-declared 'people's republic of donetsk' >> if the influence of the people's republic of donetsk grows, then it will be diff
security person is here. >> a few hours ago. the security council met to discuss militants. >> russia nairing back with penalties. russian president vladimir putin warned russia may block western participation in the multi billion dollar energy center. the war of words matched more and more by violence on the ground. this, say u.s. officials is not what deescalation looks like. ups of pro russian protesters, seizing yet another ukrainian government building in the east. local riot police tried and failed to diffuse the standoff. u.s. officials say every day there is growing evidence that russia is orchestrating the unrest even as russian officials repeatedly deny it. >> they somehow want to assert that these people moving in disciplined military formation to take over buildings and then bring the local separatists in to occupy the building while they move on to another building. they assert that these people are merely local activists. as we have made clear, those kinds of claims are absurd. they defy any common sense. >> with moscow continuing to brush off american and european econo
and restricting licenses for certain u.s. exports to russia. ukraine,ensions in the the u.s. and european union have imposed new sanctions on russia. the national basketball association is set to announce its response today to the racist comments of los angeles clippers owner donald sterling. emerged friday, sterling lambastes his girlfriend for posting a picture with nba legend magic johnson and not to post pictures associated with black people. >> we will get reaction from the nations sports columnist dave zirin. theont is poised to become first day to require the labeling of gmos. >> we do not want to continue to be guinea pigs. we want to have a choice. >> we will speak with vermont state senator david zuckerman. he is also an organic farmer. all that and more coming up. welcome to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the white house is releasing a new set of guidelines to address the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. a new task force report urges colleges to report anonymous surveys and adopt proven strategies for combating assault. the
an independent state. ukraine and the u.s. blame russia for stirring up unrest here and helping the insurgents, and there are many people here who agree. they want a unified ukraine, resent russian interference and are making their voices heard. we met a pro government activist delivering razor wire to a national guard base in donetsk. the nearby base was attacked by separatist and he told us the troops here are nervous. could there be a civil war here? >> when they sent russian troops in ukraine. without russian russian army, we will not have a civil war. >> reporter: russia denies any involvement in the insurgency here and instead blames the u.s. for backing ukraine's government and causing the unrest. norah. >> all right, holly, thank you. >>> it is 7:19. ahead on "cbs this morning" we're there as a neighbor rescues a ,, >>> the offshore winds kicking into the gear overnight. looks like the hot wave has begun. in fact today these temperatures really going to soar starting out a little cool in the 40s and the 50s but beautiful out there right now to the coastline. going to be warm to hot by
sanctions for russia today and more outrage from moscow. russia is condemning what it calls iron curtain sanctions. the u.s. has imposed on seven russian individuals and 17 companies with close personal ties to president vladimir putin. today the european union added 15 names to its own list of figures close to the kremlin. meanwhile the obama administration is defending itself against bipartisan criticism in congress that it's not doing more. treasury secretary jack lew spoke to nbc's andrea mitchell. here's what he had to say. >> sanctions are doing what sanctions can do. they're affecting the russian economy. obviously we've made clear that we're prepared to take more steps should we need to. one could say do everything all at once or one could say it do it step by step in a way that most likely will be effective. >> germany depends on russia for a third of its energy and would be key to applying more pressure. by the way, german chancellor angela merkel will meet with president obama at the white house later this week. on monday, russia's defense minister assured chuck hagel that rus
scenario in southeastern ukraine. this as the u.s. and brussels hardin sanctions against russia. on the ground, pro-russian separatists have extended their grip on public buildings. remainsions in donetsk high. the eve of the first general election in iraq since the withdrawal of american troops. 11 people killed and 19 wounded in a twin bomb attack in northeastern baghdad. with no p still in the middle east. the american secretary of state was going -- there were allegations that it could become an apartheid state. >> also coming up, we will be getting the latest in sports. looking ahead to the meeting tonight in the second leg of the champions league semifinal. we will be looking at the list that will infuriate france -- the world's 50 best restaurants, and only four of them are french. we will find out more about that in just a moment. our top headline -- russia's deputy foreign minister has said there is no reason to fear that russia will repeat a crimean scenario in southeastern ukraine. he was speaking in the wake of fresh sanctions announced by washington and brussels. th
. in 2010, north korea shelled a south korean island, leaving four dead. >> russia's biggest trading partner announcing bigger sanctions because of the ukraine crisis, e.u. saying there are tarts. the u.s. imposed sanctions against seven top russian officials linked to russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. saying it will freeze their assets and ban them from obtaining american visas. in ukraine, the division between those in favor of russia and those for a united ukraine are getting deeper. ukraine's parliament meeting in kiev over ongoing tensions in the eastern cities. we are in donetsk, ukraine. what is the reaction on the streets? do they think sanctions will change the reality on the ground? >> at the moment, there is not much reaction. i think it's irrelevant to what this region is going through at the moment. you won't see direct impact and many people don't understand what sanctions mean and how will it change what's happening here. yesterday with all impunity, gunman, the usual ones with their faces covered seized another local building. then there was these riots here in the c
fails? aaron is here. an oil giant is caught up in the sanctions against russia. it may be british. bp owns a 20% stake many the giant rosneft. now the u.s. has added this man the boss of rosneft to its sanction list saying he's in vladimir putin's inner circle. we asked what impact this could have on bp. hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 washington, 3:00 in moscow. there's been a twist? the tug of war over ukraine. russia described the unprecedented increase in u.s. and nato activity near borders. the defense minister told his u.s. counter part to tone down the rhetoric promising russia had no plans to invade ukraine. meanwhile eu followed washington and announced new sanctions targeting top political players in russia. on the ground the situation remains unchanged and unstable. nick childs has this. >> sloviansk today looking very much like a pro russian strong hold in the ukraine's unsettled east. this local resident absolutely supports the separatists here and possible recession. this man says he's for a unified ukraine and fed up with everything that's happened. the fact trade h
>>> hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. russia condemns nato activity on borders as western powers impose sanctions over the situation in ukraine. >>> north korea has drills near the border which remains on high alert. >> what now for the middle east? after decades of talks and continuing conflicts, there's no peace deal. >>> storms across parts of the united states, devastated communit community. >>> hello. moscow has attacked the european union for its latest sanctions over russian activities in ukraine. deputy foreign minister called the measures absolutely counter productive. they target 15 individuals. among them is the russian deputy prime minister. he's responsible for overseeing the annexation of crimea. also the office of eu says they're active in eastern ukraine and chief of staff for russia's mass. all will have assets frozen and subject to a travel ban. all this comes amid for violence in the country. bbc hasn't been able to authenticate this but it shows a pro ukrainian rally of 1,000 people under attack. there have been continued
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to europe were up 15% last year. russia's top natural gas producer says any expansion of western bank sanctions could lead to adverse consequences and shares in the company. the kremlin meanwhile denounced a decision by the eu and u.s. to ramp up sanctions. seven individuals targeted by the white house. 17 companies have also been hit. and within the last hour, the eu has followed the states and expanded its black list of sanctions against high-profile russians. the eu is also targeting the deputy prime minister. william hague said the western had no option than to introduce these wider sanctions. >> increasing the scope of the sanctions placed on russia is the right response for the failure to implement the geneva agreement. in the last two hours, the united states has announced it is imposing sanctions on seven further russian government officials, including two members of president putin's inner circle. sanctions on 17 companies also linked to putin's inner circle and additional restrictions on 13 of those companies. >> joining us with their thoughts, joseph dire, and lankton. welc
with pro-russian protesters, blood shed happening as the u.s. announces new sanctions against russia. we're live on the ground with the very latest, next. >>> welcome back. we're following breaking news. more deadly tornadoes striking the south overnight. twisters on the ground in alabama, mississippi, tennessee, leaving at least 13 people dead, that on top of the 16 killed in arkansas, oklahoma and iowa. officials warn the death toll likely to rise as rescuers get a closer look at this extensive damage. stay with us for the very latest. more here on cnn. >> yeah, we'll stay on that all morning. >>> meanwhile, eastern ukraine closer to the breaking point after rallies in donetsk. they were set upon by separatists with clubs and whips, reportedly declaring this place is russia. this came just hours after the u.s. placed new sanctions against some of vladimir putin's closest allies in an effort to de-escalate the crisis, but moscow says this will only make things worse. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh live in slovyansk, ukraine, this morning. nick, give us a sense of th
exports to russia. that we don't think are appropriate to be exporting in the sky to climb. for his part the russian president running off an eventual freeze on defense industry sales whose country. everyone needs to understand we will in any case find an adequate replacement. they're a unique things that are produced by one or two companies but we will be able to baptize the senate question time the money will be in it a bit more expensive it'll take a little time we will survive them and moving forward the partners went to popular and useful. the center of brussels non correspond may make man made. we know that said the skin of the eu ambassadors re convening on wednesday. how far can the eu go wee birdy heard statements from of the british partners of russia's russian oil giant royal snapped. i mean he seemed to think that the very top of it that they're really good and it read twenty eight they betray him. to me. to me that the trip that we can to date. in that situation over the screen. comedic and the plastic tray that if i get to stitch the morning apart from teaching. like on an
against russia. nearly seven hundred calls brotherhood supporters including the spiritual leader sentenced to death in egypt following a mass trial a battle royale french industrial giant. germany's siemens or us conglomerate ge what lessons are on to the ukrainian city of donetsk in the east where pro and anti russian activists adult in the streets leaving fourteen people injured some seriously as the situation in eastern ukraine becomes more volatile the united states and the eu have unveiled a new round of sanctions against russia. targeting top government advisors and the number of companies of these new sanctions were milder than men in moscow had feared. washington says the kremlin is not doing enough to rein in separate groups another building seems to be more barricades going on a pro russian activists in the town of content in each cup about what a find the latest conquest on monday it was another sign that the separatist movement in eastern ukraine remains undiminished. brussels european union ambassadors scampered to discuss additional sanctions against russia which the eu and u
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